Josefa "Josie" Alaniz-Garcia, 61, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008.

She was born Sept. 4, 1946 in Robstown to Encarnacion "Chon" and Petra Rios Alaniz. She was a hardworking woman and a longtime resident of Robstown.

Survivors include her ex-husband, Ismael Garcia of Corpus Christi; three sons, John Garcia, Chon (Elena Maria) Garcia, both of Corpus Christi, and Ismael Garcia of Sydney, Australia; two brothers, Johnny Joe (Diane) Alaniz and Johnny Alaniz, both of Corpus Christi; two sisters, Amelia Pena of Mathis, and Terry (Steven) Ransower of Houston; and eight grandchildren, Jacob Carrion, Audrie Garcia, Brittanie Garcia, John Garcia II, Christopher Sendejo, Crystal Bianca Sherrod, Brandon Chon Garcia and Isaac Joshua Garcia.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, in the Ramon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in San Patricio.

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